Britney Choreographer Andre Fuentes Found Dead
YOU LOVE HER. NOT BECAUSE SHE'S A SUPERSTAR, BUT BECAUSE SHE'S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.
We are SOOO sad to report that Britney's choreographer Andre Fuentes, has died at the age of 40.
Andre was not only a choreographer but a friend to Britney.
"I've been with her for over...I wanna say.... eight years.... and first of all, to still be around is great but to still see her wanna do this because she loves it and to be part of a good time in her life, means a lot to me", he said back in 2009 in For The Record.
He famously said, " I saw someone become a superstar and I saw someone get hurt from being a superstar.
He is best known for being featured in the documentary "For the Record", for creating choreography for the "Womanizer" and "Circus" music videos, and dancing in several of her most popular music videos, including “Sometimes,” “I’m A Slave 4 U” & “Crazy.”
Debbie Reynolds of Debbie Reynolds dance studio, where he worked for 20 years, “We are saddened by the loss of Andre Fuentes, whose light shined in our studio for over 20 years. He was a remarkable dancer and a true talent and he will be loved and missed forever.”
And Courtney Miller Jr. – who worked with Fuentes on many of Prince’s projects over the years – said, ”Andre was a fighter. He had to fight who he was on the inside, he had to find a place for himself in the dance industry, and he had to fight to create a niche for himself as a choreographer. We trained together when he was 16 years old, I will always miss him.”
What caused Andre's death is still a mystery, but a source close to Fuentes says, “Andre went off the radar for a day or two this week, and his friends started to worry.”
“They went to his apartment building in L.A.. After talking to his apartment manager, who had not seen him either, they decided to enter his place to make sure he was okay. As soon as they entered, they found him dead on his couch.”
Fuentes also worked with other superstars such as Madonna, Beyonce, Prince, and No Doubt.
R.I.P to an amazing dancer, friend and choreographer!
Check out a clip of Andre and Britney messing around while rehearsing from For The Record.